Doug Howlett Reveals What It Was Like To Witness Ireland’s Famous Win Alongside POC


One of the photos of the weekend.

Doug Howlett sat next to Paul O’Connell as they witnessed history being made as Ireland finally defeated the mighty All Blacks after 111 years of waiting. Howlett, a former All Black and Munster teammate of O’Connell has revealed what it was like to be alongside the famous lock when the final whistle was blown.

It was hard not to be thrilled for Ireland, they deserved to win because of the way they played and I don’t think anybody can doubt that,” Howlett said, speaking to Munster Rugby

“It was mixed emotions for me I guess, it was the team that I grew up playing with versus some of my mates from the Irish team.

“There’s actually only one player from the current All Blacks, Jerome Kaino, who I played with. It was great to see my mates in the Irish team finally get a success against the All Blacks.

“I was watching it with Paul O’Connell and we were both going through the emotion, every moment, every impact meant something. It was a real Test match and great to be able to witness.dougpoint

Howlett also reveals who the two were pointing a smiling at in the crowd.

“The images of Paul and I were just special moments where we managed to catch the eye of some of our former Munster team-mates and it was just a fantastic occasion.”

Wonderful moment from two of the greatest the game has ever seen.

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